Annual Ocean Pines Bay Day returns, organizers planning for 2,000 guests

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines community will be celebrating Bay Day this weekend, a fun, environmental festival where Worcester County can get together to clean, engage, and learn. In partnership with Maryland Coastal Bays Program and the Ocean Pines Association, people can come to White Horse Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, and learn how to make a difference in their own backyard.

The goal of Bay Day is to showcase the uniqueness of the coastal bay watershed and highlight the help needed to improve and maintain the Saint Martin river. There will be workshops, plant giveaways, DIY projects, live music, boat rides, and much more. Liz Wist, Education Coordinator with the MD Coastal Bays Program says, “This is our community, this is our place and we can make a difference right here, sometimes it’s hard to think of the broader world but we can.” she adds, “So we’re hoping that our community can come out and find a place that they fit in where they feel comfortable in engaging with some sort of environmental world and helping us contribute back to it.”

Participants are also asked to bring irregular recycling materials such as batteries, bottle caps, and grocery single-use plastic bags. You can also bring compost items as well.

There will also be a passport incentive program where participants can get a passport to be stamped by 10 different booths throughout the day. Upon completion, come, you will receive an MD Coastal Bays pencil and sticker, as well as a chance to win a gift basket.

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